Parents are often trained in ABA therapy, and several single-subject studies have shown that parental training helps children with autism who receive ABA therapy. Larger controlled studies looking at this issue are underway. Studies of parental satisfaction with ABA indicate that parents believe the approach is effective. Parents also report that they experience less stress as a result of applying ABA. Continue reading
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach teaches social, motor, and verbal behaviors as well as reasoning skills. ABA treatment is especially useful in teaching behaviors to children with autism who may otherwise not “pick up” these behaviors on their own as other children would. The ABA approach can be used by a parent, counselor, or certified behavior analyst. Continue reading
Asperger syndrome is a higher form of autism wherein the patient experiences difficulties in interacting socially and has very repetitive and confined interests and behavioral patterns. Up to the present, the main cause of Asperger syndrome remains unknown. It is said that it could come from a genetic base or exposure to teratogens while in the womb of the mother. This syndrome was named after Hans Asperger who conducted a study on children who had difficulty in communicating.